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Streptanthella longirostris  (Long-beak streptanthella)
Cressler, Alan

Streptanthella longirostris

Streptanthella longirostris (S. Watson) Rydb.

Long-beak Streptanthella, Streptanthella

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)

Synonym(s): Streptanthella longirostris var. derelicta

USDA Symbol: STLO4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A monotypic species.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate
Leaf Margin: Dentate , Entire
Fruit Type: Silique
Size Notes: 1-2 in height.
Flower: Sepals greenish or purple. Petals white or yellow (often veins purplish) spatulate. Webref 3.
Fruit: Silique, 2(-3) inches long.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Flowers Jan-Jun.

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Native Distribution: US, west of the Rocky Mountains. Also, in Baja California and Sonora, MX.
Native Habitat: Roadsides, rocky areas, sandy ridges, sagebrush and creosote bush deserts, dry slopes, dry washes, decomposed granitic soil, pinyon-juniper areas, alluvial fans, chaparral, sandstone gravel and outcrops, sandstone hills and cliffs. Webref 3.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Streptanthella longirostris in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Streptanthella longirostris in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Streptanthella longirostris

Metadata

Record Modified: 2014-06-26
Research By: JAM

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